Beneficial BacteriaWhat is beneficial bacteria for ponds?
Beneficial Bacteria for ponds as the name suggests is beneficial for helping pond filters control algae and to reduce algae blooms with in the pond water. Without beneficial bacteria the pond would soon become very stagnant and will harbor a lot of algae. With no "good beneficial bacteria" which is critical for the health of the pond the "bad harmfull bacteria" will take over and poison the water very quickly.
These beneficial bacteria consume lots of organic pond waste, which includes waste from your fish and water plants, reducing the levels of organic waste with in your pond will not only help the inhabitants but also help the pond owner enjoy more of the water gardening life style. After all this is what us water gardeners enjoy the most. We can not think of anything better than sitting and enjoying life next to the clean clear water of a great garden pond.
These beneficial bacteria also provide lots of life supporting benefits to the pond fish and all the other interesting aquatic animals that live in the water and some even help them digest more of their natural food.
Bacteria are one of natures wonders. If you need to boosts the helpful bacteria numbers with in your pond it is very simple and quick with our leading pond product Multi Aqua. The stimulated microbial growth starts as soon as the bugs enter the water and as long as they have enough food (which is the organic pond waste), oxygen (the more the better), and the pond water is the right temperature, they will not only grow but multiply as well.
Beneficial Bacteria for ponds
Why do people put beneficial bacteria in their pond and what are they good for? Bacteria will breakdown your pond waste and reduce your pond maintenance if added on a regular basis.
Beneficial BacteriaRegardless of type, the biological filtration is being done by slow-growing, living colonies of oxygen-loving bacteria that convert the toxic ammonia that fish and other animals excrete to benign nitrate, and that feeds the pond's plants. Without these "nitrifying bacteria" ammonia levels would quickly rise, and levels as low as 3 parts per million would kill all the fish in the pond. So, to maintain the ammonia cycle, you want to keep well-aerated (and well-fertilized) pondwater constantly moving over and through the surfaces that the bacteria colonize.
In a crowded pond (and most ornamental fish ponds are overstocked), if you kill the bacteria, you kill the fish that depend on them. So, when it comes time to clean any biological filter media, DON'T USE CHLORINATED TAP WATER. Rinsing the media in pondwater will preserve the bacterial colonies that keep the fish alive.
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